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Study reveals Canada's social media obsessed cities


April 4, 2023 ( Newswire) Victoria is the most social media obsessed city in Canada, according to new research.

The study by casino comparison experts analyzed the number of monthly Google searches across Canada over the past year for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and more to see which cities had the highest amount of searches per 1,000 people.

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has earned the title of the most social media obsessed city in Canada with 5,758 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. The top five most Googled social media platforms in Victoria are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit. On YouTube, there are many travel guides and vlogs promoting the city and displaying the abundance of natural beauty and cultural attractions.

Moncton, a vibrant city in New Brunswick, has emerged the second most social media obsessed city in Canada with 3,097 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. The city's residents are Googling various social media platforms, particularly Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest being the top five most popular in Moncton. Interestingly, Moncton residents appear to be more interested in Pinterest compared to other cities in the country. This platform, which is known for its visual content, has become a go-to place for many residents of Moncton to discover and share inspiring images and ideas.

St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, has also made it to the list of the most social media obsessed cities in Canada with 2,711 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. St. John's ranks third on the list, indicating a high level of social media engagement among its residents. The top five most Googled platforms among St. John's residents include Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit.

Nanaimo, a picturesque city on Vancouver Island, has earned the title of the fourth most social media obsessed city in Canada, with 2,478 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. Despite the growing popularity of other social media platforms, Facebook remains the most widely used platform among Nanaimo residents. The city's natural beauty, including its stunning coastline, forests, and parks, provides a perfect backdrop for social media enthusiasts to capture and share images on Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms.

Peterborough, located in central Ontario, has secured the fifth spot on the list of the most social media obsessed cities in Canada with 2,454 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. Facebook remains the most popular social media platform in the city, but Peterborough is also home to a popular YouTuber, Mark Chrispy, who has amassed nearly a million subscribers. Mark is known for his love of food and has made a name for himself by creating engaging YouTube content.

Where do the other cities place on the list?

Vancouver places sixth on the list as the most social media obsessed city in Canada, and rounding out the top ten is Thunder Bay, Halifax, Prince George and Windsor, respectively. Canada's largest city Toronto places 14th on the list.

Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson from said: "Social media has become a fundamental part of many people's lives over the past decade, so it's interesting that the older social media platforms such as Youtube and Facebook still remain supreme in popularity in Canadian cities, as opposed to newcomers such as TikTok."

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